Nexus 6 owners, we know you weren’t exactly ecstatic when Android 5.1 was announced and immediately became available to the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 4 instead of your shiny new whale. I can’t say I blame you. Those devices are well over a year old and yours is the new new. Well, guess what? The update is coming! Maybe even today! That is, according to Sprint.
Sprint’s software support page for the Nexus 6 says that the update to Android 5.1 (build LMY47D) is coming today, March 11. The update will include factory reset protection, enhancements in sending MMS messages in the UK, and and fixes for a duplicate SMS bug.
That’s not all of course. We detailed a list of the Android 5.1 changes, in case you want to catch up on the new goodies that will come with your new update.
Keep in mind that even if the update starts today, these things start slow. Google will likely give the update to a handful of people before slowly ramping up the rollout over the next week or so. You won’t be able to force the update. The only way you will be able to update quickly is if we are able to capture the URL of the over-the-air update on Google’ servers. For instructions on how to do that, head here.
Let us know if you see the update!